Author Archives: Cinema Perspective

Film review: Phantom Thread

 With three Academy Awards to his name, Daniel Day-Lewis is one of the most decorated and respected actors of his generation. Since he announced his surprise retirement last year, his final film has been rife with anticipation. His cinema curtain … Continue reading

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Film review: The Shape of Water

 When we talk about visionary directors, imaginations don’t come more vivid than that of Mexican filmmaker Guillermo Del Toro, known for concocting weird and wonderful dark fantasy fables. His latest effort is 60s romantic drama The Shape of Water, which … Continue reading

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Film review: The Post

 As America endures the ‘fake news’ era of the Trump administration, legendary filmmaker Steven Spielberg casts his directorial eye over the government’s corrupt past with political drama The Post. Centered around attempts to publish incriminating Vietnam War secrets, the plot … Continue reading

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Film review: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

 The balancing act of black comedies can be difficult to judge but writer-director Martin McDonagh manages to tread this line impressively. Following a five-year gap, he returns with his third feature Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. The crime drama centres … Continue reading

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Film review: Darkest Hour

The events of Operation Dynamo, the evacuation of Britain’s troops from Dunkirk, were told on-screen across land, air and sea last year. Now the story is revisited once again in Churchill biopic drama Darkest Hour, directed by Joe Wright. As … Continue reading

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Top 10 Films of 2017

10. A Ghost Story “David Lowery serves up a surreal slice of paranormal absurdity with A Ghost Story, finding long-lasting intimacy in a film that is utterly and eternally universal. The lonely protagonist is trapped by space but not time, … Continue reading

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Film review: Star Wars: The Last Jedi

As the modern revival of Star Wars continues, director Rian Johnson takes the reins for the eighth episode of the space-opera saga.  The Last Jedi picks up where 2015’s The Force Awakens left off, as the dwindling Resistance prepares to do … Continue reading

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